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MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

Every Michigan condominium association goes through a transition in which control of the board of directors is transferred from developer control to co-owner control.  In many condominium associations, it is not uncommon for a developer to attempt to retain control of...
TIPS FOR REVIEWING CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS

TIPS FOR REVIEWING CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS

In 2009, 87.8% of American households had either a cable or satellite TV subscription; however, by the end of 2019, that number dropped to just 65.3% of American households, as more American households “cut the cord” and turned to internet-based TV subscriptions, such...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

As governors around the country ease stay-at-home restrictions, community association boards are forced to make difficult decisions regarding opening common areas, where once ordinary activities such as going to the gym or swimming pool or throwing a party are now...
DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

Michigan condominium associations are required to keep a number of different types of records.  One type of record that condominium associations are required to keep, which is often overlooked, is a record of each mortgage that is placed on any condominium unit in the...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-115: MICHIGAN RELAXES RESTRICTIONS ON RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND POOLS

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-115: MICHIGAN RELAXES RESTRICTIONS ON RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND POOLS

On June 5, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-115 which further relaxed the restrictions on pools and recreational facilities contained in Executive Order 2020-110.  Accordingly, Michigan condominium and homeowners associations have the ability to...
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The Coronavirus and the State of Emergency On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified the first two presumptive cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the State of Michigan. On March 16, 2020 Governor Whitmer...